Inland Aggregates is actively involved in our local communities. We do more than help build them – we help our communities reach their full potential.
Inland Community Day
For the first time ever, the Inland Calgary location opened their doors for a Community Day. This friendly, neighbourhood event gave visitors the chance to view the machines and operations involved in creating the concrete featured all over Calgary. The event featured free hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled in our zeroharmburgers barbecue, aggregate tours guided in a bus with exploration of the concrete site, and a pipe tour that allowed visitors to view the pipe making process.
West Country Hearth Attack
The West Country Hearth Attack is a fun way of rallying families in support of their community. The event pushes its participants to navigate obstacles to reach a finish line, but ultimately, it’s what the event supports that makes it so meaningful. Community members from Villeneuve, including Inland employee Dale Soetart, participate in this race to raise funds for the West Sturgeon People Aging in Place Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit that owns and operates West Country Hearth, an assisted living senior's complex in Villeneuve. Before this facility came to be, Villeneuve seniors were being displaced from their home town into senior’s homes in other cities. Dale Soetart’s grandmother was no exception, so the Soetart family and other Villeneuve community members worked together to ensure a local facility was available to their community’s seniors. Dale’s dad helped with the construction, Dale’s mom continues to volunteer at the facility, and Dale’s grandma is now a happy resident there, keeping within a close distance of her family. The Soetaert cousins use their property to host the West Country Hearth Attack, where in 2017 the funds raised helped fund Harmony Haven II, an added dementia unit to West Country Hearth.
2017 Inland Christmas Giving Campaign
Building our communities is at the heart of what we do, and that's reflected in the way Inland employees give back. The 2017 Inland Christmas Giving Campaign introduced three great initiatives that encouraged all of Inland’s Calgary employees to get involved. The "Inland-a-Palooza" was held as a fundraiser for Calgary's United Way. This musical event brought together employees, clients, and community members to enjoy tunes covered by local bands; one of which featured our own employee, Marcello Castronuovo. Our Vintage Park Office employees continued the participation with the Adopt-a-Family Program that partners with a charity to help families check off their Christmas wish lists. The giftwrapped presents donated by employees make their way under a family's Christmas tree thanks to Evenstart, an organization that supports a local special needs school. To wrap up the holiday giving, we called on our employees to donate non-perishable food items alongside a Lehigh Hanson corporate donation to the Calgary food bank. Together with our employees, we're working together to build our communities.
Kathie Geleta was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and despite her odds, became a survivor. Her family rallied around her to celebrate her victory in 2007 by participating in the 60 km Calgary Walk to End Breast Cancer. Together they raised more than 23 thousand dollars, and out of the event, Team TaTa’s was born. Team TaTa’s now actively holds several fundraisers annually where 100% of donations raised go towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Inland has been a proud sponsor of Team TaTa’s since their beginnings in 2007 and continues to support their annual Rhythm and Boobs event-- a New Orleans style Jazz night. Through this kind of fundraising, Alberta has become widely recognized for its advanced research in breast cancer treatment, and the life longevity of terminally ill cancer patients are now offered. More recently, Team TaTa’s has contributed their donations to the Patient Financial Assistance Program. This program works with patients suffering financially from the costs associated with a long-term illness to help support these families. By lifting some of their financial burden, patients can focus their energies on what’s important: fighting against cancer.
Paws in Motion
The Paws in Motion event gathers local pet owners and their pets to take a walk to support the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and their mission "to protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity." What better way to fundraise and raise awareness than doing Zumba with your dog? This fun event features a raffle draw, princesses, clowns, live music, games, and a free dental check-up for your pup at the WHS Veterinary Clinic tent. Since 2006, Lehigh Cement has been proud to sponsor the event that works towards "a future where no dogs, cats, or critters need to suffer from hunger, homelessness, or neglect." Our Lehigh Hanson affiliate companies: Lehigh Cement, Inland Concrete, Inland Pipe, and Inland Aggregates are all proud supporters of this event.
Holes for Homes Golf Event
Holes for Homes Golf Event raises support for the Habitat for Humanity Manitoba Women Build. The Habitat home ownership program helps families break the cycle of poverty by providing alternatives to unaffordable and inadequate shelter. By mobilizing volunteers and community partners, the organization works to build safe, decent, affordable housing for purchase by low-income working families. Providing access to this kind of shelter gives families esteem, stability, and security for their children—while also building communities. Our Lehigh Hanson affiliate companies: Lehigh Cement, Inland Concrete, Inland Pipe, and Inland Aggregates are all proud supporters of this event.
TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad – Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation
The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad calls all members of the Winnipeg community together in support of research for Prostate Cancer. With leadership from the Winnipeg Police Association and a volunteer organizing committee made up of Winnipeg police officers, community and business leaders, and dedicated citizens, the people of Winnipeg rally for the cause. Over 1,400 riders in a police escorted parade visit various destinations with a wind-up celebration at Cowboys, Canada Inns Windsor Park. 100% of the funds raised from this event stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education. Our Lehigh Hanson affiliate companies: Lehigh Cement, Inland Concrete, Inland Pipe, and Inland Aggregates are all proud supporters of this event.
Fort McMurrary Wildfires
In 2016, wildfires ravaged the community of Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. In response, Lehigh Hanson Canada Region made a financial contribution to the Canadian Red Cross as part of a long term commitment to support the communities affected. However, many staff members wanted to go a step further; offices throughout the region set up local events and ran fundraisers to increase the support. Raffles, BBQs and merchandise sales (such as t-shirts) were a few of the ways our staff members were able to help out. The company also set up a holding account for direct donations which were then distributed evenly among employees affected by the fires. Read more in the 2016 Community Report.